I’ve been talking about my sharing Christmas home tour with you for about two weeks now, and this year, I’ve decided to try a different approach. Instead of my usual seasonal home tour, where I walk you through the main living areas in our home, I’ve decided to showcase each space individually with you this Christmas. While I love to share our home in one, large comprehensive tour, I have so many pictures to share, I thought it would be fun to break it up into a series of posts this season, that way you get to see much more than you normally would! So with that, today I’m sharing our living room, decked out in all of it’s blue and white Holiday glory! With my gold and silver holiday decor, I have to say, I’m loving the look this year. Grab a cup of coffee and relax, while I walk you through our most used room in our home.
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You’ll notice I have a mix of greenery happening in here. Our tree and garland are both flocked, while the wreath between the doors and the greenery in my blue and white vases is not. I specifically still wanted to have touches of green throughout our home this season, to try to avoid a look that’s too cold. The green brings in that natural element that I always love at Christmas.
This year I invested in new garland or our mantel. I wanted something a little fuller and I found this gorgeous one from HomeSense – a very lucky find! It’s actually two garlands, and the secret to making this look so full and lush, is added flocked greenery along the top, and ornaments tied with ribbons all around.
It’s very simple to do – thread your ornament with a ribbon and tie it to a branch, close to the base if you can, so it’s somewhat hidden.Let the ribbons hang down to add more depth to the garland, and it’s really pretty!
I also hung large-scale navy ornaments at the ends of the garland and the center, the same ones I used on the back of our dining room chairs. If you missed my Classic Christmas tablescape and peeks of my dining room, you can see it all here. I’ve also linked to that post, and the rest of my Christmas posts down at the bottom of this page.
I’m all about symmetry, so I created balance by hanging the same ornaments on each side of the garland as well.GET THE LOOK :
I picked up more of the green by using a navy and green tartan print you’ll see scattered around our home this Christmas. I used it in the textiles in our dining room, and with ribbon to adorn my white gift wrap. Speaking of gifts, I decided to invest in beautiful ribbon but went with super inexpensive kraft paper to offset the cost – the look is so chic and modern! Stay tuned on a post next week all about these crisp white and blue beauties :)
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I used frosted faux greenery stems to fill my blue and white vases on the bookshelves and I also used frosted mini Christmas trees at the ends of the mantel to add visual height and bring your eye up toward the reindeer. All the greenery creates a mini forest for them :)
On our buffet behind our sofa, I used an arrangement of beaded Christmas trees, in varying heights in a mix of white, silver and gold.
I added my small collection of nutcrackers paired with some votives and a majestic gold reindeer to compete the scene. I’m loving the mix of textures and all of the shimmering metallics. It’s an elegant statement and this would be beautiful on a foyer console table too. GET THE LOOK :
If you’ve read my previous Holiday posts, then you know about my new pillows from Tonic Living that I combined on our sofas. I always love to mix pattern, as many of you already know. It’s all about blue and white, texture and pattern with this mix. I’ve linked them all at the bottom of this post again for you. That cute little snowy leopard pillow is almost sold out and will be discontinued soon, so grab it now while you can if you’re looking for something like it! I love how crisp and refreshing they look together, and you may recognize the light blue Henderson Stripe pillows – I used them in here since last Spring and here they are again, at Christmas! You may think that a stripe like this is seasonal, but trust me, it’s actually very neutral. Think of it as your favorite pair of faded denim ;)
Throw in a classic tartan, and suddenly you have a fresh holiday mix that no one else does ;)This is a cool-toned color palette and the touches of gold and brass throughout our home along with the addition of gold Christmas decor helps to keep it warm.
Our tree has many gold ornaments as well as ribbons to keep it from being too ‘icy’ looking. Although someone told me our tree looked cold, and I thought that was pretty interesting!
You’ll see this beautiful navy and white striped ribbon throughout our decor this Christmas too. Who would have thought something so preppy and nautical could look so festive and chic?! They’re perfect tied on my blue and white vases.
And they coordinate with some of my tree ornaments and gift wrap too. If you haven’t seen our tree close up, you can see it in more detail here.GET THE LOOK :
It feels like a winter wonderland in our living room, but what I love most is that it’s still cozy and warm. Our kids are getting older now, and what makes me happier than anything, is hearing them both tell me (my 14 year old son included) how much they love our Christmas decor. They love to hang out in here with us – this is where we hang each night and watch movies together. This room gets used daily and to it’s maximum, trust me! Pillows are everywhere, blankets too. Snack bowls and drinks, magazines and books. I just pick up every night before bed. There’s nothing like waking up to a clean space each day.Waking up to this on Christmas morning this year will be something special because I know how much my family appreciates all the work I’ve put into creating a Holiday home that’s not only beautiful, but warm and comfortable and cozy too. Anyone can do this – you can have a beautifully decorated home and actually live in it!
I hope you liked the tour today and have found something here to spark your own creativity this Christmas. It’s already two and a half weeks away, but there’s plenty of time left to create a look that you love! Stay tuned for my front porch decked out for the season, coming this Sunday, and if you’re looking for shopping sources as well as links to all of my other Christmas posts, keep scrolling and tap on the photos :) See you Sunday! xo
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